It has been over a decade since Stieg Larsson’s Millenium series made Scandinavian crime fiction a global phenomenon. His achievements have given a platform to a whole range of authors from across the Nordic countries, and this month, the library is celebrating Nordic fiction; a genre of fiction where the mood is dark and morally complex, the protagonists are often flawed and complicated, and the plot is gripping and intense.
Recently hailed the new queen of the Swedish thriller by Vanity Fair magazine, Mikaela Bley’s debut novel Lycke details the life of crime reporter Ellen Tamm as she searches to uncover the truth about Lycke, a young school girl who has disappeared from outside her home in Stockholm. Will Ellen find Lycke before it is too late for either of them?
Written by international best selling author and renowned Swedish screenwriter Frederik T. Olsson, Acts of Vanishing is the second novel in the William Sandberg series which chronicles the troubles surrounding a former detective and delivers on the thrills and suspense that Olsson is renowned for.
Jo Nesbo’s spine chilling story of a Norwegian serial killer dubbed The Snowman was adapted for the big screen earlier this year. Nesbo’s books have sold over 36 million copies worldwide, cementing him as one of the world’s most popular crime author.
For a gripping November read, sink your teeth into some Nordic fiction. You won’t be disappointed.
And the Winner Is …
The Rold Boldrewood Award winners were announced on November 4 with a presentation held at the library. The winner of the Prose category was Phillip M. Everett with his entry Old Woman Crazy with the Snakes. Roger Vickery took out the top honours in the Poetry category with his poem Carpet Snake Totem. The full list of winners and highly commended entries can be found on the library website www.mrl.nsw.gov.au
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